FOUNDER

FOUNDER

Antonio (Tony) Provencio

 

Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.)

Practitioner of East Asian Medicine

Diplomat of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)

East 2 West Integrative Medicine

Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Clinic

 

Opened in July of 2018

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine)

Diplomat of Oriental Medicine

NCCAOM is a national certification agency

(NCCAOM tests for competency in: Bio-Medicine, Fundamentals of Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, & Herbal Medicine)

Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) – Hawaii & California

Licensed Massage Therapist – California

Hawaii Acupuncture Association – Board Member

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

UCSD - SPORTS MEDICINE ATHLETIC REHABILITATION – INTERNSHIP - 2014

This clinic serves UCSD athletes, treating many types of muscular and skeletal injuries alongside physical therapists and athletic trainers. Acupuncture in this setting is used to help rehabilitate post-operative injuries, sports injuries, and improve athletic performance by increasing range of motion, muscle strength, and tissue healing potential.

 INTERNATIONAL TRAINING CENTER FOR ACUPUNCTURE AND MOXABUSTION, BEIJING CHINA - 2014

Trained and assisted in a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) hospital setting in a program certified by the World Health Organization.

THE GLOBAL CLINIC, GUATEMALA -  2013

Provided volunteer community style acupuncture and Chinese Medicine medical services to the indigenous populations who had limited or no access to conventional health care

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

PCOM-SD (Pacific College of Oriental Medicine – San Diego)

Masters in OM, doctoral candidate

Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine & Massage

Over 2,000 hours of training, 6 years

UCSD (University of California – San Diego)

BS in Electrical & Computer Engineering, Minor in Law

WORK & PERSONAL BACKGROUND

Opened East 2 West Integrative Medicine in Hawaii in July 2018.

 

Prior to moving to Hawaii

Worked on a cruise ship for about 2 years as an acupuncturist in the spa

 

Prior to working on a cruise ship

Had a private massage and acupuncture practice in an integrated clinic in San Diego

Born and raised in San Diego

 

Prior service USMC (United States Marine Corps – Reserves)

 

DoD (Department of Defense) Civilian Employee/Contractor (Engineer)

     

Sports injury progressed in to a chronic pain condition and obesity

Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia – Western Medicine: unknown cause, believed to be an over active nervous system

Fibromyalgia often includes symptoms related to: Sleep, Emotions, & Digestion

In search for good health he begins learning about Chinese Medicine and other methods of natural healing. Once experiencing the effects of Chinese Medicine and finding an undiscovered and un-suggested method to treat his condition he continued to become fascinated and it fueled a continuous hunger that ultimately resulted in a career change.

Personal Interests

Chinese Medicine is one of his passion, he also loves yoga, hiking, snorkeling, and the beach.

SHORT BIOGRAPHY

Antonio Provencio is a licensed acupuncturist in Hawaii and California, and he is the founder of East 2 West Integrative Medicine. Antonio graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) San Diego in 2015, he is currently a doctoral candidate at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego. Antonio is also a board member of the Hawaii Acupuncture Association (HAA) and is active in pursuing activities that help improve patient access to acupuncture and acceptance of the profession. When Antonio is not busy studying, working, or caring for patients, he enjoys being in the beautiful nature of Hawaii, hiking and snorkeling are some of his favorite activities.

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